January 6, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
After a very special request from a client at Arcare North Lakes, the lifestyle team had set out to make a wish come true!
After a few phone calls, they were able to locate a wonderful local ballroom dancing company.
The dancers were more than happy to perform at the Arcare North Lakes residence.
As they gracefully glided around the room and masterfully danced in synchrony, the clients’ face lit up as they were mesmerised by their dancing.
It was one of the most wonderful ballroom dancing experience for the clients!
‘It’s all about having the right partner; that makes the dancing perfect,’ a client said.
During the performance, the clients also shared with one another about how they once danced in dance halls and studios around the Brisbane area.
‘My memories of my ballroom-dancing days are coming back!’ a client commented.
They discussed in detail the exquisite outfits they wore and the type of dancing style that was their favourite and they even remember the classic songs that were playing in the background each weekend.
‘I used to sew my own gown to wear and most dresses have 5 layers so it would take me months to make,’ a client shared.
The clients at Arcare North Lakes prove that at any age, you can still give the dancing a go, even if it’s sitting in your chair and simply tapping along to the beat.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.